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    Default "Strange" behaviour

    My crestie started to behave strange a few days ago

    He's one year old

    He's usually very calm, wanders around, hides normally, when I put some food or clean he's just looking, but 5 days ago he totally changed, if I walk by he's following me, has jumped at me (inside his terrarium), I have to distract him to place his food.

    Any idea about this change??

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    "puberty" could be a possibility I would guess if he is a "he" and about that age. haven't experienced it myself, just an observation from seeing other questions of this sort on here...that would be my only guess!
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    My guy hits 1 year around June and he's being a bit of a jerk lately. He's nipped at me twice in the last week and keeps tail wiggling and chirping at me. I'm pretty sure it's just part of them being moody 'teenagers'.

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    Yup. Sounds like hormones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbyFrancis View Post
    My guy hits 1 year around June and he's being a bit of a jerk lately. He's nipped at me twice in the last week and keeps tail wiggling and chirping at me. I'm pretty sure it's just part of them being moody 'teenagers'.
    Tail wiggling is a strong sign of stress. Be very careful to leave the gecko be if the tail wags...

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    Spring, male and hormones... Agree!

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    I am also experiencing this, personally, due to spring and male hormones...my tail is not wagging though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JumpinJewels View Post
    Tail wiggling is a strong sign of stress. Be very careful to leave the gecko be if the tail wags...
    He's definitely not stressed it's not like a tail drop wiggle its more the tip wiggling and head shaking because he's a moody git lately, he's never done it before. He's still super friendly and calm just he gets moody a lot more than he used to.

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    Hormones. When my male was younger he used to always try to jump at me because he thought I was food.. Same with my female when she was about 9 months old.. The tail wiggling and head shaking sounds like mating behaviour.
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    Thanks for the help guys, I was a bit worried, is my first crestie and I'm still learning

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